The collaboration aims to offer safe and high-quality pest control services to consumers in the residential segment.
National, 23 August, 2019: Urban Company, India’s largest home services platform, on Friday, signed a partnership with Bayer, a global life sciences company. This will enable Urban Company to facilitate the sourcing of chemicals from Bayer’s globally-certified pest control products for its registered partners for effective and safe pest management solutions for consumers in the residential segment.
Commenting on the development, Abhiraj Bhal, Co-Founder, Urban Company, said, “Our collaboration with Bayer is a great step forward and will benefit consumers the most. Consumers will get to avail the services of pest control professionals, trained by Bayer. The collaboration will set a new benchmark in the pest management industry for providing quality and safe pest control services for consumers in India. It will also show that combining technology with industry expertise and knowledge is the way forward.”
Under the partnership, Urban Company will source products from Bayer for its pest control services and share customer insights from markets across India.
Dr. Arun Kumar, Head of Environmental Science, Bayer South Asia, said, “We are excited to partner with Urban Company. Consumers will now have wider options and the assurance of Bayer-certified products to protect their homes from unwanted pests. Bayer will use data analytics, consumer insights and digital education technologies to better serve customers in the growing residential segment. We will also train pest control service partners on integrated pest management, product safety and stewardship. Our overall goal is to safeguard public health and protect the spaces where people live, work and play.”
Bayer will help in training Urban Company’s partners on integrated pest management, products and safety precautions. This collaboration between the two companies will help modernise residential pest control in India by combining best-in-class technology with expertise.
About Urban Company
Founded in Nov 2014, Urban Company is India and the UAE’s largest home services company. The company offers services such as beauty and spa at home, cleaning, plumbing, carpentry, appliance repair, painting etc. through its mobile app and website. It operates in 10 cities in India (including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune) and 2 international markets (Dubai & Abu Dhabi). It has a partner network of over 20,000 hand-picked service professionals, who are provided financing, training and product or consumables support. This full-stack approach helps the company live up to its promise of delivering high-quality, delightful services at home.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the life science fields of healthcare and nutrition. Its products and services are designed to benefit people by supporting efforts to overcome the major challenges presented by a growing and aging global population. At the same time, the Group aims to increase its earning power and create value through innovation and growth. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development, and the Bayer brand stands for trust, reliability and quality throughout the world. In fiscal 2018, the Group employed around 117,000 people and had sales of 39.6 billion euros. Capital expenditures amounted to 2.6 billion euros, R&D expenses to 5.2 billion euros. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.
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